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Definition someone honored for great achievements
  • The U.S. appointed its first poet laureate in 1985.
  • The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag
  • The next poet laureate of England—I figure—prays God to teach us to sit still.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • A disproportionate number of the nation's high achievers, the NRC study noted, such as Nobel laureates, are immigrants.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • She was also the winner, between 1938 and 1958, of nine Poet of the Year awards, culminating finally in the much-coveted State Poet Laureateship.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Loren Blake, Vamp Poet Laureate.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Her job was to host visitors who came to the labs, whether Nobel laureates or Girl Scout troops.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Not Coleridge first threw that spell; but God's great, unflattering laureate, Nature.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • His fieldworkers actually tested two elementary students who went on to be Nobel laureates, William Shockley and Luis Alvarez, and rejected them both.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • While talking of another Brooklyn laureate, Walt Whitman, I found it easy not to pay perfect attention to what Leslie was saying.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • I'm Loren Blake, Vampyre Poet Laureate?'
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Among them towers the Poet Laureate, to whom perhaps Higgins may owe his Miltonic sympathies, though here again I must disclaim all portraiture.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • I used my speech in Norway not only to thank the Nobel committee and sketch out a vision of a future South Africa that was just and equitable, but to pay tribute to my fellow laureate, Mr. F. W. de Klerk.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • There were diplomats dancing with movie stars, and Nobel laureates telling chummy stories to shipping tycoons, and the demimonde of Broadway and the gossip industry hobnobbing with foreign correspondents.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She then moved on to work for Doubleday for the remainder of her nearly two decades in publishing, editing the books of people as diverse as Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, and Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, a Nobel laureate.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Forgive me, and entreat Fortune, as well as thou canst, to deliver us out of this miserable strait we are both in; and I promise to put a crown of laurel on thy head, and make thee look like a poet laureate, and give thee double feeds.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • With a group of California scientists who dubbed themselves the "Traitorous Eight," after defecting from the laboratory of infamously tempestuous Nobel laureate William Shockley, he had invented a type of integrated circuit that paved the way for the silicon chip.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • As the great arctic explorer and Nobel laureate Fridtjof Nansen points out, "these remarkable voyages were .... undertaken chiefly from the wish to find lonely places, where these anchorites might dwell in peace, undisturbed by the turmoil and temptations of the world."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • For his regular column in Scientific American, he'd interviewed Nobel laureates, explained the theories of Stephen Hawking and Einstein in lay terms, and had once been credited with sparking the groundswell of public opinion that led the FDA to remove a dangerous antidepressant from the market.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • I couldn't have imagined it then, but that phone call would mark the beginning of a decade long adventure through scientific laboratories, hospitals, and mental institutions, with a cast of characters that would include Nobel laureates, grocery store clerks, convicted felons, and a professional con artist.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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